Counseling Philosophy

  • As the ninth grade counselor, I firmly believe that all students have a right to receive equal access to a comprehensive counseling program that attends to their personal, social/emotional and academic needs and which is supported and strengthened by family, teachers and the school community. 

Ninth grade commitments

  • In addition to the San Mateo High School Counseling Commitments, all ninth grade students will receive the following supports that are unique to the ninth grade:

    1. Academic support and having an individualized 4 year plan
    2. Review of semester classes and transcript review
    3. Exploring post-secondary options (access to college & career)
    4. Utilizing support services on campus (access to academic/wellness counseling)

Ninth Grade Events

  • Fall Semester

    Spring Semester

    • Course Preview Day
    • Individual Programming & Planning for the following year
    • 9th Grade Spring Class Presentations

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